ossicle os·si·cle (ŏs'ĭ-kəl)
A small bone, especially one of the three bones of the middle ear that are articulated in a manner that forms a chain for transmitting sound from the tympanic membrane to the oval window. Also called bonelet.
|ossicle (ŏs'ĭ-kəl) Pronunciation Key
A small bone, especially one of the three located in the middle ear (the incus, malleus, and stapes) that transmit sound vibrations from the eardrum to the inner ear.